RBI to set up Digital India Trust Agency to check illegal lending apps.

  • As part of its efforts to curb growing cyber fraud, RBI is considering establishing a Digital India Trust Agency (DIGITA) to stop the mushrooming of illegal lending apps.
  • Apps not carrying the verified signature of DIGITA should be considered unauthorised for the purpose of law enforcement.
  • RBI has shared a list of 442 digital lending apps with the IT Ministry to whitelist with Google.

Geologists have found a fault that can create world's sixth ocean.

  • Geologists predict that the rift in the Afar Triangle on the African continent could lead to the formation of a new ocean in 5 to 10 million years.
  • This is a rare geological phenomenon that involves the gradual separation of tectonic plates.
  • The process results in the creation of a distinct continent in East Africa.

Miami Open 2024: Bopanna-Ebden clinch title, return to world No.1 rank.

  • Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden won the Miami Open men's doubles, defeating Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.
  • Bopanna has become the oldest ATP Masters 1000 champion at 44, surpassing his own record and has topped the doubles ranking.
  • The victory has marked Bopanna's 14th ATP Masters 1000 final and his 26th doubles title.
  • He has also completed finals in all nine ATP Masters events.


UNICEF India, IIHMR Delhi, IIT Mumbai launched digital health course.

  • The 10-week online course caters to healthcare professionals and covers topics including digital health interventions, telemedicine, health informatics and cybersecurity.
  • The Digital Health Enterprise Planning Course will equip healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare administrators with the skills to support digital transformation of healthcare sector.

Tripura's Rignai Pachra textile, Tripureswari temple’s Pera got GI tag.

  • Tripura's Pera from Tripureswari temple and Rignai Pachra, traditional attire for indigenous women, received GI tags.
  • The GI tag recognizes the unique cultural and geographical significance of these products, joining Risa, another handwoven cloth with the same honor.
  • These recognitions highlight Tripura's rich cultural heritage & aim to protect its indigenous products on a global scale.

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